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uneval()

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The uneval() method creates an string representation of the source code of an Object.

Syntax

uneval(object)

Parameters

object
A JavaScript expression or statement.
Note: You won't get a valid JSON representation of your Object.

Description

uneval() is a top-level function and is not associated with any object.

Examples

var a = 1;
uneval(a); // returns a String containing 1

var b = "1";
uneval(b) // returns a String containing "1"

uneval(function foo(){}); // returns "(function foo(){})"


var a = uneval(function foo(){return 'hi'});
var foo = eval(a);
foo(); // returns "hi"

Specifications

Not part of any specifications.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported

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